We use the term youth development based on its Pittman 1993 definition in which he described it as the continuous growth process in which all youth are engaged in attempting to meet their basic personal and social needs in being safe and feeling cared for, valued, useful, and being spiritually grounded, and to build skills and competencies that allow them to function and contribute in their daily lives.Below are rules of life which would help in ensuring the continuous growth of any individual, youth or otherwise.
1. Everybody has a calling and your real job in life is to figure out what that is and get about the business of doing it. Every time we see a person on the world stage who is a success in their life they speak of the joy and juice they received from doing what they knew they were meant to be doing. At times we have to make a living outside our calling but at the end of the day, we have to still plan our every day lives to include our calling. A calling is that act, activity or service that lights you up and let’s you know that you are exactly where you're supposed to be ,doing exactly what you're supposed to be doing . It sparks the light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world . Every body has a platform and it is wherever you are now, not where you want to be, it is where ever you are with your own reach however small or large that reach is ,maybe 20 people ,maybe 30 people , it may be people of your family or friends or neighbors your classmates or your coworkers. wherever you are that is your platform, that is your stay , your circle of influence and that is where your power lies in attaining youth development.
|Even though i'm shitting myself, bungee jumping is my calling. It's my way of |
In every way ,every day when you put your calling to work in affecting the lives of people hen you will receive in direct proportion to how you use your calling in service in whatever platform you have .Of course the circumstances are all different but the power is the same. Do not get confused it does not have to be some highfalutin or something that makes you famous. It’s time to carry what ever you are supposed to be doing forward and don't waste anymore time ,start embracing the life that is calling you and use your life to serve the world
2.Nobody but you is responsible for your life: It doesn't matter what you Mama did or what your daddy didn't do .you are responsible for your life and what is your life ? what is all life ? Every flower ,Every rock, Every tree, Every human being is Energy and you are responsible for the energy that you create for yourself and are responsible for the energy that you bring to others.
|Shut up Already!,Would you also blame the Government and Economy for waking up at noon.|
All life is energy and we are transmitting it at every moment.We're all beaming little signals like radio frequencies and the world is responding in kind.
It is described by Newton’s law of motion, it says for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction . DO unto others as you would have them do unto you. All the energy spent trying to hurt somebody else will turn around and slap you in the face. So don't wait for somebody else to fix you or to save you or complete you, no one completes you, All you need to do is start sending the right kind of energy.
3.There is no need to feel superior to anybody. Whether they are heroin addicts or gambling addicts or shopping addicts or food addicts or even work addicts ,the root is all the same. There is a common thread that runs through all of our pain and all of our suffering that is unworthiness, .not feeling worthy enough to own the life you were created for, even people who believe they deserve to be happy and have nice things often don't feel worthy once they have them.There is a difference between thinking you deserve to be happy and knowing that you are worthy of happiness
|They say i'm arrogant, it's just my thrift shop suit and tie .|
A lot of bullies and arrogant mean-spirited people are only masking a sense of unworthiness which they believe they can get by bulling. They all want validation and every single person you ever would meet shares the common desire of the need for validation
|Inner Voice: Shut up now, you sound stupid ,plus|
your breath stinks.
Everyone has the inner voice speaking to them, Be still and know it.You can acknowledge it ,you can worship it,you can ignore it or you can know it for what it truly is. It's always there speaking to you and waiting for you to hear it in every move and every decision , wait and listen and be still .Wait and listen for the guidance that's greater than your meager mind.It comes as subtle whispers if you don't pay attention to the whispers it gets louder and louder and louder so ask yourself. what are the whispers in your life right now. will you hear it ?